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Everything is Alive
Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
Dec 15, 2021
Sal is a sock. He’s had a good life, but it feels like something’s missing. Featuring Sebastian Conelli.
Dec 1, 2021
A special episode produced in conjunction with Pop-Up Magazine, this is the story of a bike locked to a bike rack a little too long. In June of this year, Pop-Up Magazine placed bicycles at bike racks in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and you could walk right up to them and hear what they had to say. Featuring Larry Owens.
Nov 17, 2021
Michael, Phone Booth
Michael is a phone booth, and he’s been on hold for a while. Featuring Michael Kostroff. Additional credits for this episode can be found at everythingisalive.com.
Nov 3, 2021
What do you do when the thing you were made to do is the last thing you want to do? Featuring Mel Shimkovitz.
Oct 27, 2021
From the Archives: Annie, Jack O' Lantern
Our Halloween special! This episode first aired in 2018 and since then it’s delighted and disturbed parents and children alike. If you’ve heard it before (or if you’re scared), you can skip it. Annie is a jack o’ lantern, but she doesn’t want to scare you. Featuring Ann Donley.
Oct 20, 2021
Atsuko is a set of bagpipes, and she’s looking for some peace and quiet. Featuring Atsuko Okatsuka. Find her on various socials, her handle is @atsukocomedy.
Oct 5, 2021
Dina’s not in a good place, but maybe she’s headed to one. Featuring Dina Hashem. You can find more from Dina on the social media of your choice @dinahashem_.
Sep 21, 2021
Vinny, Vending Machine
Vinny has been through a lot, and a lot has been through Vinny. Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter @vinn_ayy.
Sep 14, 2021
Season Four Preview
A few of the inanimate objects you’ll meet on the new season of Everything is Alive, launching September 22nd.
May 27, 2021
Adam has been the stool on stage at a comedy club for a long time. What do you do around standup when you were made for sitting? Adam is played by Adam Burke. Radiotopia is a network of creators who are able to follow their curiosity and tell the stories they care about the most. Show your support for my fellow Radiotopia shows during our Spring Fundraiser. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn.
Aug 19, 2020
Martin, Paper Towel Dispenser
Martin is a paper towel dispenser outside a hardware store, and he's wondering how he got there. Featuring Martin Morrow. Martin is a comedian, writer, and improviser in Los Angeles. Follow him on socials at @martinMmorrow and stream his album Magic of the City!
Jul 22, 2020
Maria and Joel
Part one: Maria is a box of tissues, without much to cry about. Part two: Joel is a water fountain thirsting for more. Featuring Maria Bamford and Joel Kim Booster.
Jul 8, 2020
Ian has a song stuck in his head. Imagine how the song feels. Featuring Lillian King.
Jun 24, 2020
Colin, Ten Dollar Bill
Colin is a ten dollar bill, and he’s wondering what he’s worth. Featuring Colin Nissan.
Jun 10, 2020
Deleted Scenes II
A few scenes that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. Featuring the Russian Dolls, Emmy the Pregnancy Test, Josh the Chainsaw, and more.
May 13, 2020
Eugene is a tattoo, and for now, he’s staying right where he is. Featuring Eugene Cordero.
Apr 29, 2020
A restaurant bathroom mirror takes a moment to reflect. Featuring Alex Song-Xia.
Apr 15, 2020
Louise & William, Shirt & Pants
Louise is an oxford shirt and William is leather pants. They may hang in the same closet, but they’ve seen different worlds. Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Connor Ratliff.
Apr 1, 2020
Josh has a warning: don't get too close, but don't stay too far away either. Featuring Josh Gondelman.
Mar 18, 2020
Tami and Ed, Sharpie
Tami is a sharpie, and Ed is her cap. After all these years, marriage has left an indelible mark. Featuring Tami Sagher and Ed Herbstman.
Mar 11, 2020
Season 3 Preview
Season Three of Everything is Alive begins Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Mark your calendar, unless your calendar objects.
Nov 26, 2019
Bonus Episode: The Magic 8 Ball
The Magic 8 Ball can’t tell you his name. This bonus episode is part of Radiotopia’s 2019 Fundraising Drive. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.
Jul 10, 2019
Scott is always listening.
Jun 26, 2019
Charu is a satellite. Is she alone in the universe?
Jun 12, 2019
Jennifer is a copy of The Canberra Times from October 24th, 1988. She might not be news anymore, but she’s still paper.
May 22, 2019
Chioke, Pane of Glass
Note: this episode is a followup to “Chioke, Grain of Sand.” If you haven’t heard that episode, we suggest starting there. Chioke just wants to be transparent with you.
May 8, 2019
Sebastian, Alex, and Alex, Russian Dolls
Sebastian, Alex, and Alex get to know each other, inside and out.
Apr 3, 2019
Connor is a painting, but is anybody looking at him?
Mar 19, 2019
Petey, Baseball Cap
Petey’s just trying to stay on top.
Mar 6, 2019
Emmy, Pregnancy Test
Emmy is just trying to stay positive.
Feb 20, 2019
Alligator is a stuffed animal, and things are about to get different.
Feb 6, 2019
Shannon, Bath Towel
Shannon just wants to be part of the story.
Dec 11, 2018
Bonus Episode: Deleted Scenes
A special bonus episode featuring a few scenes that for one reason or another got cut out of Season One. Featuring Louis, Can of Cola, Maeve the Lamppost, Sean the Subway Seat, and more. Support our show and Radiotopia by making a donation at radiotopia.fm.
Nov 27, 2018
Sean, Subway Seat
Sean loves his job, and he’s looking for a connection.
Nov 13, 2018
Ayo has achieved great heights, but she would like to come back down.
Oct 30, 2018
Annie, Jack o' Lantern
Annie is a jack o’ lantern, but she doesn’t want to scare you.
Oct 16, 2018
Chioke, Grain of Sand
Chioke is a grain of sand. He’s not as small as he looks.
Oct 2, 2018
Paul is a tooth. He may have been knocked out, but he’s not giving up.
Sep 11, 2018
Ana is an elevator. She’s headed for great heights.
Aug 28, 2018
Tara, Bar of Soap
Tara is a bar of soap. She may be just a sliver now, but she’s got a lot of fight left.
Aug 14, 2018
While we are sleeping, Dennis has dreams too.
Jul 31, 2018
Maeve is a lamppost. She sees all of us, but does anybody see her?
Jul 17, 2018
Louis, Can of Cola
Louis is a can of generic cola. He’s been on the shelf a long while, so he’s had some time to think.